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New figures from the Central Statistics Office, released this morning, say the sector which has seen the largest percentage increase in average weekly earnings in the year to Q2 2014, is that of the construction sector. 

It has risen 6% from €698.27 to €739.96.

The Arts, Entertainment, Recreation and Other Service Activities sector saw the largest percentage decrease, -5.3%, from €500.42 to €474.13.

Earnings and Labour Costs Quarterly (Central Statistics Office)

eiffel rio2 rio1 sydneysydney3 Opera Constructionlibertyliberty2liberty3towerbridge1towerbridge2manhattanbridgegoldengateAbove: the Eiffel Tower in 1888; Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro (built 1926-1931); Sydney Opera House (built 1959-1973); the Statue Of Liberty’s torch-bearing arm displayed at the Centennial Exposition in 1876; Tower Bridge London (built 1886-1894); Manhattan Bridge (built 1901-1912) and The Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco (built 1933-1937).

MORE: Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction (io9)

90297705 90297704From Liberty Hall.

Construction aerials (taken yesterday) of the new bus/Luas/cycle/pedestrian bridge over the Liffey, designed to increase footfall on Marlborough and Hawkins Street, providing a north/south link between Abbey Street and Pearse Street.

The Abbey Theatre Bridge?

Previously: Where Green And Red Meet

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

Earthcam footage of One World Trade Center rising from the northwest corner of the former World Trade Centre site.

1 WTC will reach its full height of 1776ft (541m) next month and is scheduled to open in Spring 2013.

UPDATE: The original gizmodo video is gone from Youtube but still up on ABC.

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234m above the streets of Perth, construction workers on City Square Tower recreate the famous 1932 photo taken on the 69th floor of the GE Building in Manhattan.

These lads are tethered with harnesses and wearing safety gear. Their predecessors in NYC wore flat caps and were attached to the beam by their bad asses alone.

Still. Go steel monkeys!